Brown Announces Nearly $1 Million to Invest in Ohio Law Enforcement

Police Departments in Mahoning and Ross Counties Receive Funding to Hire New Officers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that two Ohio police departments will receive $970,968 in funds to invest in Ohio law enforcement and to protect and create jobs. The federal funds, allocated through competitive grants by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Recovery Program will enable local law enforcement agencies to hire or rehire officers necessary to fight crime.

 “Rebuilding communities starts by ensuring our neighborhoods are safe,” Brown said. “These grants are a critical investment in the men and women who devote their lives to protecting Ohioans.”

The grants will pay 100 percent of the salary and benefits for an entry level police officer over the next three years. Police departments receiving grants are then expected to retain the police officer for an additional year.

Below are the police Departments receiving funding.

Department Name

County

Officers Awarded

Award Amount

Boardman Township

 

Mahoning

2

$524,246

 

Chillicothe Police Department

Ross

2

$446,722

 

 

Next week, the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will host two grant seminars for law enforcement officials and interested parties seeking discretionary funding through the U.S. Department of Justice.  The seminars, which will feature representatives from the Office of Justice Programs and Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) offices, will provide information on current funding opportunities available to representatives of state, local, and municipal the law enforcement, as well as nonprofits organizations, and academic institutions. The first seminar will take place in Columbus at the Columbus Police Training Academy from 10 AM- 12 PM on Tuesday, May 25. Later that same day there will be a second seminar in Cleveland from 3:00-5:00 PM at the Cleveland State University in the Maxine Levine College of Urban Affairs Atrium. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

 

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